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McClanahan’s draft projection keeps climbing

Shane McClanahan has yet to allow an earned run in four starts this season. [Photo by Travis Pendergrass/USF]
Shane McClanahan has yet to allow an earned run in four starts this season. [Photo by Travis Pendergrass/USF]
Published Mar. 16, 2018

Before the college baseball season started, USF left-hander Shane McClanahan was seen as a probable top-10 pick in baseball's June amateur draft. It's still early, but that projection is starting to look conservative: No less an expert than MLB.com's Jim Callis is currently projecting him to go No. 1 overall to the Tigers. In four starts heading into tonight's scheduled outing against Army, the 6-2, 188-pound McClanahan has a 0.00 ERA (he has allowed three unearned runs) and has 41 strikeouts, 10 walks and 12 hits allowed in 24 2/3 innings. A reminder: The highest-drafted Bulls player ever remains Scott Hemond, who went 12th overall to the A's in 1986.

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